What is Anaplastology?
(Gk. ana-again, anew, upon
plastos-something made, formed, molded
logy-the study of
Anaplastology is a branch of medicine dealing with the prosthetic rehabilitation of an absent, disfigured or malformed anatomically critical location of the face or body. The term anaplastology was coined by Walter G. Spohn and is used worldwide'
An Anaplastologist is a specialist in the design and fabrication of realistic and functional facial, body (somato) and ocular prostheses.
Anaplastology is a profession with deep historical roots in rehabilitative medicine.
Anaplastology is the provision of custom medical devices designed and created for an individual patient to restore symmetry and normal appearance to malformed, disfigured, or absent parts of the human body.
For decades anaplastologists have provided reconstructive prostheses and other custom medical devices designed and created for an individual patient to restore symmetry and normal appearance to malformed, disfigured, or absent parts of the human body. Advancements in patient care over the last 20 years have increased the need for a dedicated level of clinical and technical skill necessary to conduct safe and effective anaplastology practice in conjunction with emerging technologies and a higher expectation of quality care. Anaplastologists work in a variety of practice settings utilizing a unique skill set to create innovations in anaplastology and advance quality patient care.
The CCA designation is formal recognition that these professionals have the formal education, the subsequent supervised practice in professional clinical anaplastology, have passed the rigorous BCCA examination and have demonstrated possessing the broad and in depth knowledge required for effective practice in the profession of clinical anaplastology.